The client desired to bring her childhood memories back from her native country, Japan. The Zen-like spirit of the interior space brings a serene modern yet timeless appearance.
Satomi’s design for the family room focused on the client’s wish for a comfortable living area and a chic atmosphere for entertaining. Blending the basic elements of Feng Shui and green-forward materials with earthy botanicals and color palette, she envisioned the best of both worlds—modern Far East living in the New Jersey countryside.
With sliding doors inspired by Shoji screens and lighting fixtures that pay homage to traditional Japanese lanterns, a modern Japanese aesthetic is comfortably at home in the New Jersey countryside. A commitment to green design was key to the design and selection of materials, including sustainable woods and the custom-designed staircase with natural grasses embedded in recycled acrylic resin panels.
An ambient modern fireplace and intimate seating arrangement temper the expansiveness of this great room. Oversized sofa cushions, unique lighting and subtle hues keep this space both cozy and stylish. Custom pleated shear draperies mimic the look of a waterfall.